West Elwha Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain1,961ft
Trailhead Elevation361ft
Elevation Min/Max284/673ft
Elevation Start/End361/361ft

West Elwha Trail

West Elwha Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is three miles long and begins at 361 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,961 feet.

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"Note: The campground suffered major flood damage impacting the trailhead—check with ranger on the current status. Follow what was once part of the old Olympic Hot Springs Trail, now truncated by the Olympic Hot Springs Road. This delightful trail follows the mighty Elwha River downstream along its west bank, away from roads and away from crowds. En route traverse ancient tree groves and a flowering cliffside above the river. Dogs are prohibited." Read more

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Skill Level
Additional Use
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S, Custom Correct Elwha Valley
Local Maps

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Dec 2018